White-throated Sparrow

Normally a ground-feeding bird of woodland and undergrowth, eating seeds and insects, this species also visits gardens. Its whistled song is heard in all seasons.

• NliST A cup nest, lined with rootlets. placed on the ground or in a bush.

• distribution Breeds in Canada and N.E. USA. Winters in I ISA and N. Mexico.

• REMARK 111 adult birds, the patch in front of the eye varies from white to vellow. Juvenile

Migration part¡a, nl¡grant


Species junco hyemaHs

White-winged Form

This ground-feeding bunting scratches for seeds and insects in forest edges anil glades. It varies regionally: some forms are brown and others have black heads, but most arc gray with a dark head.

• Distribution

Breeds in Canada, in northerly and mountainous parts of USA, and in N. Mexico. Northern birds migrate south. distribution

White-winged Form

Dark-hyhd Jijnco

Female of Slate-gray Form


Species spisfHa arborea

chestnut crown white ha,

for winter warmth

American Tree Sparrow

A bird of open country with busby cover, this bunting is identified by the dark spot on its gray breast. In winter it joins mixed Hocks of ground-feeding birds, taking seeds and invertebrates.

• NEST A shallow cup nest of grasses and other coarse vegetable materials, lined with feathers, and placed in a low bush or on the ground

• Distribution Breeds in Alaska and N. Canada. Winters

DISTRIBUTION in LISA as far south as Texas.

chestnut crown white ha, for winter warmth

Plumage Sexcs aMkc



Poospiza nigrorufa

white stripe over eye black

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